What the faith? If someone were to repeatedly blurt out expletives in a public place, work office, or school classroom there would most likely be an immediate reaction from the people around of disbelief and discontent. But of course, society has trained us to refrain from using inappropriate or offensive words and in that sense, censor ourselves.
Unfortunately, we often do the same thing to ourselves when it comes to sharing our faith. All too often, we hide our true feelings or hold back on telling a friend or coworker a personal experience of faith we recently had that could potentially help them in a trial they are facing. Why? Often, it’s a fear that they would react the same way they would if we had verbalized a string of profanity. We censor our own faith for fear of looking like a fool, being misunderstood, or because we might offend.
Isn’t being afraid to share, express, or practice your faith the exact opposite of faith? Have faith in your faith! You can be an example of faith without being self-righteous or bigoted, and when you see another person expressing their faith, respect it. Don’t censor your faith or anyone else’s.
Have faith in your faith.